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Job Purpose Provide global legal and regulatory advice to the Real Estate Fund Management team and generally support the corporate finance functions in carrying out all legal, regulatory and contractual aspects of their fund structuring and investment activities, while ensuring harmonization of practices across the different business activities and countries, evaluating and assessing multiple inputs/impacts of decisions/course of action and identifying proactive solutions to mitigate legal, regulatory and reputational risk globally across the business.
Key Accountabilities Work closely with the Real Estate Fund Management teams based in Paris and in London, in particular on:
Drafting, negotiating and advising on the legal and contractual documentation with regard to the creation of any new investment product (in particular, under the form of a separate account mandate or collective investment vehicle such as a AIFs, OPCI, SIF etc.) launched or to be launched by the business;
Drafting and negotiating of all agreements in respect of the Business (fund documentation, investment management agreements, delegation agreements, advisory agreements, financing agreements–, servicing agreements, prospectus, etc.);
Assisting in the choice of the investment structures (ie advising on appropriate fund structure, in France and abroad (notably in Luxembourg, Ireland and the UK);
Advising on the sale, distribution and marketing of the funds launched by the teams in any jurisdiction where the investment products may be distributed to investors; in particular, reviewing marketing material (marketing presentations, teaser documentation, RFP/RFI, Due diligence questionnaires, etc.) and press releases;
Managing relationships with the relevant regulators and authorities (AMF, CSSF, SCA etc) ;
Follow-up and advising on the legal and regulatory developments which may impact AXA IM Real Assets with regard to the activity of the Business;
Selecting, managing and monitoring of external lawyers/outside legal counsel;
Support on litigation related to the above matters, if need be.
English Qualified lawyer Experience/Skills
Successful experience in the appropriate practice of an international law firm (in a fund team)
Fluent English plus an additional language
Team player and collaborative
Ability to deal with a diverse and multi cultural group of people in different jurisdictions
Assertive and business solution orientated
Team player but self-motivated with tenacity and enthusiasm to evolve in a challenging environment